wnba star Brittney Griner has come home after spending nearly 10 months in a Russian prison following his arrest for bringing vape cartridges containing hashish oil through a Moscow airport.
Griner was released Thursday from a Russian penal colony in exchange for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Griner’s return to the US drew emotional reactions from many within the basketball community, including Griner College Coach.
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LSU head coach Kim Mulkey, who coached Griner at Baylor and won a national championship together in 2012, has broken her silence on her former player.
“God is good. Prayers are powerful,” Mulkey told ESPN. “Brittney is on her way home, where she belongs. Our prayers remain with her and her family as they recover and heal together.”
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Mulkey was asked about Griner’s arrest in September since he had not yet spoken about the situation.
“And you won’t,” Mulkey responded when a reporter said he had yet to see a comment about Griner from the LSU head coach.
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Griner and Mulkey had a falling out in 2013 after Griner felt encouraged to keep quiet about her sexuality, according to ESPN. Griner pointed toward Baylor Policies as to why she didn’t feel encouraged to open up about her sexuality, and not to Mulkey personally.
Griner was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on February 17 after Russian authorities said she had vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.
Griner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison.